Monday, May 2, 2011

Simply Bloom






This spring, some of the first trees to blossom in my neighborhood grow just inside the gates of the old cemetery.  I took these shots a half hour before sunset.  What glorious light with which to work, what wonders to admire.    



23 comments:

  1. Dearest Gigi,

    That is my favorite time too for taking photographs from blossoms. That light makes them look like a fairytale... a story without words! You got a keen eye for that too!

    Lots of love,

    Mariette

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  2. My dearest Gigi ~

    The light just prior to sunset is always the most magical and makes the world dance.

    Such stunning photos.

    Bisous,
    Melissa

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  3. How romantic, the light, the blossoms it all looks like being taken from a fairy tale world. Beautiful work Gigi :-)

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  4. I just might have to start getting up earlier Gigi! Incredible shots and I am so envious of the blooming! We are a bit behind and I finally noticed that my Bradford pear tree is just starting to bud, once it blooms I know spring weather is very close behind and all the rest will follow. Another day of rain here.........yuck. Enjoy the weather, looks like it is much nicer there. XO

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  5. The light before sunset is the most special of the day. Isn't it strange that the first trees to bloom were the ones in the cemetery. It goes to show you the cycle of life.

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  6. Heavenly images, Gigi, makes my heart soar!

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  7. Yes, that truly is the "golden hour," and I especially love how nearly translucent blossoms become at sunset.

    I was thinking the same thing, Loree. It just seemed fitting to me that they were the first to bloom. x g

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  8. yes to what mariette said. these feel like a fairy tale, especially that last one leading us into an enchanted garden full of secret places and thoughts. love this!

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  9. Gigi, these photos are stunning! They capture the mood and the moment perfectly.

    Angela x

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  10. You do have a great eye, these photos are beautiful!

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  11. Is this all from natural light!?? Beautiful! And I am surprised to these blooming in Maine before they are blooming here in RI...

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  12. Yes, it's natural light, but I did process them quite a bit to get the color and tones I wanted. It's funny, over the weekend we drove out to western Mass, and they were a good week ahead of us in terms of bloom. Most fruit trees here are just beginning to blossom, but the the ones in our neighborhood cemetery are high on a very sunny hill, and I think they've got just the right micro-climate to bloom a little earlier than all the others. They make me so happy! :D

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  13. BLISS...pure bliss...*sigh*... Love that last photo especially, Gigi...You have such a great way with composition and capturing a feeling of the moment. :o) Happy Day, my friend ((HUGS))

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  14. Exquisite beauty!! I can't get enough of this spring's blooming flowers!

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  15. Dear Gigi,
    You might call yourself a writer but you have an incredible eye. You should add photo artist to your resume. These blooms are beautiful. I saw some lovely ones in Central Park on Sunday but did not have my camera with me (sigh!).

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  16. No Cherry blossoms down here but blogs are so full of them that I am delighted! Wonderful photos.

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  17. And what lovely photographs. The sky grounded by something intricately beautiful in the foreground, makes a great subject.

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  19. Hi... i am new here, i bloghopped in. I love the pics of spring blossoms, so inspirational.

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  20. So soft and dreamy. I wish blossoms lingered longer on the branches. They come and go so quickly!

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  21. These pictures look so very much like your heart.

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